Year of Dates: September//October//November

What a whirlwind the last month has been! Most of it was revolved around my honeymoon – preparing for it, being out of the country for 16 days, and getting back in the swing of things once we returned. Now things are back to a semblance of normal in my daily routine with the Firefighter and Thanksgiving is less than a week away!

I have a ton of things to update on, but to kick off I thought I’d do a quick Year of Dates update. We’ve gotten three more months of dates under our belts and I’m sorry to say that it’s almost been a bit difficult to work them in at all! I guess that’s what life does – times get busy and it’s almost too easy to skip planning dates and special one-on-one time with your significant other. Even with the differences in both of our schedules, though, we’ve managed to work in our ‘special’ date nights.

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Christmas is *Finally* Here

Nothing about the last couple of weeks has been normal. After Thanksgiving, the new dishwasher that my apartment complex installed in my apartment – apparently incorrectly – flooded the carpet in my apartment. For about 5 days my entire place was in shambles, furniture moved everywhere, carpet pulled up and drying and overall smelling like an unappetizing mix of burnt plastic, a dumpster and Vix vapor rub. While things were a hot mess at home, work was equally crazy with having company-wide meetings; after work receptions and our Christmas party.

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Back Home & Back At It

I spent the first half of August traveling around, celebrating engagements, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, supporting my mom through surgery and visiting friends.

I had a great time and loved seeing family and friends, but sometimes nothing beats coming home.

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Painting and Cupcakes and Brunches, Oh My…

Yes, I do live in KC.

Yes, the title is a play on words from The Wizard of Oz.

Yes, I do think that is somewhat funny :).

Here’s just a quick overview of what I’ve been up to within the last two weeks…

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